A glut of milk in the U.S. continues to impact PA dairy farmers

04.19.18 | Terry Diener

More farmers in Pennsylvania, the nation’s sixth-largest dairy producer, are resorting to auctions to liquidate assets before things get worse.

The website Farmshine.net lists dozens of them in the state in the coming months. Pennsylvania Farm Bureau spokesman

Mark O’Neill says farmers have faced price volatility in the past, but this downward spell is more severe and lengthy than in previous times.

There were 6,570 dairy farms in Pennsylvania last year, down by 80 from 2016 and by 1,259 from 2012.